Thursday, September 07, 2006

Healing-up, and Now Running Again

I'm running again! After a major hamstring and back injury on my last run, I'm definitely on the mend. Ice, electro-stim, acupuncture, chiropractic, and lots of R & R seems to have done the trick.

I ran on Sunday afternoon with my son, and Tuesday evening with the Trail Nerds group. The Sunday run was slow, painful and generally, pure torture. On the Tuesday night trail run I felt tons better. It was amazing. It showed me that I haven't lost any speed or fitness. I worked out on weights last night with my personal trainer helping me to find things that wouldn't strain my still-healing injuries. I did just fine, but resisted the urge to go for a run last night.

Tonight, I'll hit the gym and then run at least 6.5 miles on a very hilly group trail run. Saturday, I'll actually run in a 10K trail race, albeit at an easy pace. Sunday, I plan on running for 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending upon how I feel.

Anyway, it's good to be back on the trails!


D said...

You heal quickly! What trail race are you doing this weekend?

Ben, aka BadBen said...

The Dot trail race in WyCo Park. Tonight, the Trail Nerds and I will be marking the course for the race director, because he doesn't know where the trails are in that park.

shliknik said...

Knew it wouldn't take you long to heal. I know you're happy to be back on the trails!

Sarah said...

Glad to hear you're back hitting the trails again. Have fun this weekend!